Someone posted this on my Facebook page today.
Some people are so clever!
I really think this sign says it all. Don’t you?
It gets right to the heart of the issue. Doesn’t it?
Me? I don’t think homosexuality is a “choice” any more than I think people “choose” to be assholes. Whether someone is a homosexual or an asshole (or both — I’ve known a few of those!) aren’t choices — folks are just born that way. We accept assholes for what they are. We allow them to marry and, worse, even to breed without giving it a second thought. The same courtesy should be extended to homosexuals.
I don’t really “get” why this issue fires people up. Who cares? Who is adversely affected by two people of the same gender who choose to enter into a legally-recognized union? Personally, I think it’s about money. I think it’s about insurance companies NOT wanting to extend coverage to same-sex married couples. I think it’s how it would affect their actuarial charts if, suddenly, the “married” category increased by some crazy percentage. That’s what I think.
Sure, religion plays a part in this debate. For the life of me, though, I will never understand how people who supposedly purport to be “God-fearing” can possibly believe that a decent segment of the population, a population that they think was created by an entity that they believe to be good, forgiving, and infallible, were created in error. Their logic is flawed. If you accept that God is good, forgiving, and infallible AND you hold fast to the belief that he (these are not people who would accept God as a she!) is responsible for the creation of everything, well, then, doesn’t it follow that God created homosexuals? I don’t know about you, but if it were me, if I were in any way “God-fearing”, I’d be afraid that he’d be pretty pissed that I harbored ill will toward any of his creations.
My money’s on the economics of the thing. The religious kerfuffle? Simply a distraction.